WARNING

of misleading offers, payment requests and invoices
in close connection with intellectual property rights

Dear Sir/Madam:

We would like to warn you of misleading offers, payment requests and invoices in connection with applications for or renewals of intellectual property rights.

Certain companies offer, sometimes using names resembling those of official agencies, paid publication or registration services for intellectual property rights in unofficial registers or a renewal of rights at the German Patent and Trademark Office or any other official authorities. In many cases the offers, payment requests, invoices or remittance slips of these companies resemble the appearance of official forms. We would like to inform you that such letters have no legal effect and do not entail any payment obligations.

These dubious companies may have no insurance making it difficult to claim damages in case your property right should lapse by their fault.

The companies listed on the reverse side are neither entrusted with any official services by the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) nor by any other authority. This list is neither comprehensive nor final as new offerers emerge constantly. Please also check under dpma.de/service/dasdpmainformiert/warnung/index.html for an updated list maintained by GPTO.

We would like to stress that any official notifications, in particular regarding renewal fees for trademarks, patents, utility models and/or design patents, will exclusively be serviced to our office when we have been appointed as your representatives. All official notifications in these cases, thus, will solely reach you via our office. This applies to proceedings before German, European as well as international authorities. We therefore recommend that you contact us if you receive any unsolicited letters in relation to your trademarks, patents, utility models and/or design patents. Specifically, we would like to warn against effecting any payments to these providers.

We hope you find this information to be helpful and remain with best regards

VKK® Patentanwälte


  • AGN Marken- und Unternehmens Veröffentlichung
  • AGR Allgemeine Gewerbedatei e.K.
  • ALCOON Deutsches Zentralregister für Marken und Patente München
  • ALCOON Europäisches Zentralregister für Marken und Patente München
  • Allgemeine Gewerbeverwaltung (AGV)
  • Allgemeines Datenregister
  • Allgemeines Datenverzeichnis
  • Allgemeines Unternehmensregister (AUR)
  • AZIS Deutsches Zentralregister für Marken und Patente München
  • AZIS Europäisches Zentralregister für Marken und Patente München
  • BDAV Betriebsdaten Archiv UG
  • BeFA Datenerfassung
  • Community Trade Marks and Designs Limited
  • CPTD – Central Patent & Trademark Database
  • DEPA Data Archives
  • DEPA Datenarchiv
  • Deutsche Markenverlängerung AG
  • Deutsches Zentralregister für Marken und Patente München
  • DFA Deutsche Finanz Administration GmbH
  • DMP-Agentur
  • DMPR – Deutsches Marken- und Patent Register
  • DMPVA UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
  • DMV-Deutsche Markenverlängerungs GmbH
  • DMVG Deutsche Markenverwaltung GmbH
  • DPA – Deutsches Patent und Marken Register
  • DPMV-Deutsche Patent- und Markenverlängerung GmbH
  • E.C.R Euro Central Reg.
  • eBR elektronische Bekanntmachung für Marken / Gebrauchsmuster / Patente
  • eBR elektronisches Bundesregister
  • ECTO S.A.
  • Euro IP Register
  • Europäisches Zentralregister für Marken und Patente
  • European Central Register
  • European Central Register of Brands and Patents
  • European Central Registration Service
  • European Patent Agency (sic!)
  • European Patent and Trademark Register
  • European Trade marks and Designs
  • European Trademark Organisation S.A.
  • F.O.I.P. Federated Organization for Intellectual Property
  • FIPTR Federated Institute for Patent- & Trademark Registry
  • HWI Datenerfassung
  • I.B.F.T.P.R. International Bureau for Federated Trademark Patent Register
  • I.B.I.P. International Bureau for Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Agency Ltd.
  • International Trademark Patent Registration
  • IOPR – Intellectual Office Property Register
  • IOPTS International Organization for Patent & Trademark Service Corporation
  • IP Data s.r.o.
  • IPTI s.r.o. International Patent & Trademark Index
  • IPTO International Patent & Trademark Organization
  • IPTR International Patent & Trademark Register
  • IPTS International Patent and Trademark Service
  • Marken & Patent Registerverzeichnis
  • Marken- und Patentregister
  • Marken- und Unternehmensveröffentlichungen
  • Matic-Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
  • MC – Register of Trading
  • MDS Marken Deutschland Servicegesellschaft
  • MGH – UnternehmensVeröffentlichungen Marken – Patente
  • MILASTO Company S.A.
  • MPAgentur
  • Nationales Markenregister AG
  • Nationales Patentregister AG
  • NOVISLINK limited
  • ODM srl.
  • OHMI Office for international registration
  • Patent and Trademark Office *NEW*
  • Patent & Trademark Bureau *NEW*
  • Patent & Trademark Organisation LLC
  • Patent Trademark Register
  • PMS Patent und Markenservice AG
  • RCE – Registre Central Européen
  • Register Community Trade marks
  • Register of Commerce – Markenregisterverzeichnis
  • Register of International Patents
  • Renewal Service Ltd.
  • RIPT s.r.o.
  • RPT Servis s.r.o.
  • Search Index
  • TM Selection – Trademark Selection GmbH
  • TM-Edition International Catalogue of Trademarks
  • TPS Trademark and Patent Service
  • Trademark Office Ltd.
  • Trademark Renewal Service Ltd.
  • UPTS s.r.o.
  • USA TradeMark Ent., INC.
  • VPM Deutsches Verzeichnis für Marken und Patente München
  • W.O.I.P. Globex World Organisation Intellectual Property
  • WBIP World Bureau Intellectual Property
  • WDTP Worldwide Database of Trademarks and Patents
  • WIG-Wirtschaftszentrale für Industrie und Gewerbe AG
  • WIHH-Wirtschaftsinstitut für Industrie, Handel, Handwerk AG
  • WIPD World Intellectual Property Database
  • WOPD
  • WPTI s.r.o. World Patent and Trademark Index
  • WPTS World Patent & Trademark Service
  • WTMO World Trademark Monitoring Organization
  • ZDV – Zentrales Datenverzeichnis
  • Zentrales Gewerbe Register
  • Zentrales Grundregister für Marken und Patente
  • ZGR Zentrale für Gewerbliche Marken-Registrierungen
  • ZGV
  • ZRMP Deutsches Zentralregister für Marken und Patente München
  • ZUGV Zentrale für Unternehmens- und Gewerbeveröffentlichungen